Through the years, Vivienne Westwood’s collections have evoked fine British tailoring married to the style and ‘solidarity of proportion’ of French fashion. Her Spring mens collection is no departure. Westwood’s tailoring is sleek and elegant, while and the movement of fabric is at once efficient and dramatic.

Westwood’s 2013 collection is a walk in the grass, a bicycle ride by a pond, a smudge of wine on the corner of a fabric tablecloth. The smart, slightly asexual cuts and organic materials of her spring sweaters give a Scandinavian dash to her summer frolick, making the entire affair just a bit more edgy and minimal. Clean lines followed by slight imperfections are a seductive proposition in any look — especially when it’s thrown against a backbone of classic British tailoring.

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